Academy announces changes to Makeup, Original Song, Visual Effects and Foreign Language Film categories
The Academy has announced rule changes for the 85th annual Academy Awards, which were voted upon Tuesday. All of the changes are quite minimal.
However, in the makeup category -- which will now be known as Best Makeup and Hairstyling -- I'm guessing the change has a lot to do with "The Iron Lady" hair stylist Marese Langan not being able to share in the win last year when she could at the BAFTA Awards. But things were actually reversed there, where prosthetics designer Mark Coulier originally wasn't allowed to share in the honor across the pond.
All of that caused a bit of a dust-up last year, thanks in part to Guy's spotlighting a post from blogger Bradley Porter (who worked on the film and later removed the post as a favor) on the matter.